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Froome wins Tour of Oman MUSCAT, Oman (AP) - Tour de France runner-up Christopher Froome won the Tour of Oman Saturday, holding off Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans to claim his first stage-race victory. Froome, a Team Sky rider who grabbed...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-02-17/sports-shorts
Sports
2011 is shaping up to be a boom year for piracy

The killing of four Americans who were taken hostage aboard the yacht Quest off the coast of Oman serves as an ominous warning that pirate activity will increase in 2011 despite large-scale naval deployments in the Gulf of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030211/opi_793124184.shtml
Opinion
Off the Beaten Path: The flux and flow of caribou

...My idea of the perfect vacation is wandering around caribou country, hoping to tag along on a migration. I took it as a good omen when my little brother married a Newfoundlander who happens to be a member of the Yalipu clan. I suggested they honeymoon in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-28/beaten-path-flux-and-flow-caribou
Outdoors
Joe Tompkins teammates

...Lt. Cmdr. Dan Cnossen (Topeka, Kan.); Travis Dodson (Deming, N.M.); Sean Halsted (Spokane, Wash.); John Oman (Rice Lake, Wis.); Augusto Perez (East Syracuse, N.Y.); Aaron Pike (Park Rapids, Minn.); Bryan Price (Belton...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-27/joe-tompkins-teammates
Sports
Canadian musher to start first in Yukon Quest

...1 spot from a bunny boot during the Yukon Quest start banquet Thursday in Fairbanks.Casavant considers the position a good omen. He picked the seventh position last year and finished seventh. In 2012, he picked the 10th position and finished in 10th...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-02/canadian-musher-start-first-yukon-ques
Sports
'Juju' dispute flares in Zimbabwe soccer league

...scented smoke ahead of a match. Some sleep overnight in a house where ancestral spirits are believed to descend as a guiding omen.Among juju charms are body parts of hyenas, snakes, crocodiles and owls. Gourds containing scales of snake skin, misshapen...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-20/juju-dispute-flares-zimbabwe-soccer-le
Sports
At Tour de France, Cavendish edges toward legends

...he is certainly very aware of them. The Tour director, Christian Prudhomme, says that more than a year ago, at the Tour of Oman, he quietly tested Cavendish's knowledge of Tour de France history and was delighted when he rattled off the names of Andre...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-07-04/tour-de-france-cavendish-edges-toward-
Sports
3 finalists for UAS Ketchikan director

...Prescott, Ariz. From 2008 to 2009, he served as deputy vice chancellor of academic affairs for Dhofar University in Salalah, Oman.Garmon is also a published poet with many national publications to his credit, including Southern Poetry Review, Southern...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-20
State
National security interests tied to oil

...imported oil, and we spend lots of money protecting those interests. We have military bases in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, UAE, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkey, not to mention carrier groups constantly near the Persian Gulf. Our...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122305/let_20051223002.shtml
Opinion
4 things to know about the Legislature

...He says sometimes he agrees with members, and other times he doesn't, but it's important to always listen to them.Bad omen?: Since the Legislature went to a 90-day session format in 2008, there has been at least one special session every year...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-15
State

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